About The National Schools Poetry CompetitionFind out more about the competition, goals, and how you can become involved
Poetry for peace
The National School Poetry Competition is designed to unlock the potential of young people and to encourage them to express their emotions through writing poetry about peace.
The Winner’s Poems will be turned into songs by the International award-winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren and will be premiered at The House of Lords.
The winning poems
The winning poems will be composed into songs and recorded into an album by Tally Koren, which her first single, ‘Beauty of the Duty’, started life as poem written by one of her MySpace fans.
Tally turned it into a song that was featured on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and on over 100 radio stations around the World.
Tally’s inspiration to create the competition came when she received a poem “Magical Power” by a thirteen year old girl and she was moved to tears and turn the poem into song.
To inspire all of us
“I believe that every child has a hidden poem inside.
The purity and innocence of emotions is a way to touch and change the hearts of people to create a better future
I want to encourage young people to use their imagination and creativity and emotion to inspire all of us and I hope to find the new ‘Imagine’ by John Lenon.”
Submit your poem
Click this button to fill in the submission form and submit your poem
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tally has been busy in the studio this week recording a melody to accompany the winning poem "Light hand - dark hand", authored by Jessica Clay - Shenley Brook End School; winner of the National Schools Poetry Competition 2017 age category 11-15.read more
It is great sadness that we announce the loss of Tally Koren Husband yesterday morning after 3 years of an intense journey with cancer. We extend our deepest condolences to Tally and the Edwards family during this time, for the loss of a much loved man that dedicated...read more
We bring you a dash of peace this freedom friday from Imam, Ibrahim Mogre at the interfaith House of Lords - Vision of Hope event. Enjoy, like & share 🙏🏾 https://youtu.be/1yT6mj42SH8read more
Here's something to warm your soul this Thursday from Rabbi, Dr David Rosen at the interfaith House of Lords - Vision of Hope event, on 20th November 2017. Click here to watch https://youtu.be/MxjWuJQLk2Eread more
Inspiring message from Archbishop of York, John Sentamu at the House of Lords – Vision of Hope Event
Here's some inspiration and wisdom this Tuesday for you from The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, at the interfaith House of Lords - Vision of Hope event, on 20th November 2017. Click here to...read more
We caught up with Tally Koren, founder of the National Schools Poetry Competition with the theme of Peace 2017 at the House of Lords. Have a watch to hear her message of thanks to you all https://youtu.be/oz_OaqGOWSAread more